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How tequila and weed could make Ford cars sustainable

Ford's sustainability efforts include reducing the amount and weight of petroleum-based plastics by incorporating waste materials including agave fiber and hemp fiber.

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Google is killing Chrome apps on Mac, Windows and Linux

Three years after introducing special apps that run inside the Chrome browser, Google announced Friday that it will be removing them from Windows, Mac and Linux by early 2018.

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Plextor M7V M.2 SATA SSD review: Not quite an 850 EVO, but also cheaper

Plextor's affordable M7V M.2 SATA SSD is a good everyday performer, even bettering Samsung's 850 EVO in a couple of our performance tests. But in writing large files it's slow, exhibiting large dips and peaks in performance.

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These are the lessons Trulia learned from building a chatbot

Bots are all the rage. Here's what real estate tech company Trulia learned from building one.

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See the powerful megachips that will clash at Hot Chips

Raw horsepower is the name of the game at next week's Hot Chips show, where chip geeks will get their fill on the latest processors.

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The NBA is holding its first hackathon - should your company, too?

Companies large and small have already embraced the hackathon as a way to foster collaboration and innovation, and now the NBA has announced that it's jumping on board.

Chinese approval clears the way for Dell's huge EMC buy

Dell’s massive acquisition of EMC reportedly has passed legal muster in China, clearing what is expected to be its last hurdle.

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Five to Try: Google Duo delivers easy video calling, and Deus Ex Go dazzles on Android

All the new apps and games you need to check out this week.

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For Microsoft every surface is an interactive screen

Using depth-sensing cameras and projectors, Microsoft's LightSpace program transforms a whole room into an interactive surface

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One smart plug isn't so bright when it comes to security

Smart sockets that let you control an electrical plug over the Internet may sound cutting edge, but they can also be rife with security flaws.

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Android device updates: Verizon readies new software for the Galaxy Note 7, S6, S6 Edge

The August security patch is ready to go for the Note 7, while the S6 phones will see improvements to Wi-Fi and HD calling.

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Hyundai in talks with Google on developing self-driving cars

Hyundai's president confirmed his company may work with Google in developing an autonomous car because Google is not "as familiar with vehicles."

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How to backup images in device folders to Google Photos

Take control of whether or not to save your screenshots, Instagram photos, or other groups of images.

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Shared code in Snowden leaks and NSA breach support hackers' claims

Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden share a malware tracking code with several files released this week by hacking group Shadow Brokers, according to a news report.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and wire-free Gear IconX earphones on sale in U.S.

We loved the Note 7 phablet, and now it's onsale at Best Buy, among other retailers, for $349 on contract. And those IconX wireless earphones? A cool $200.

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is breaking webcams

Tweaks in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update are breaking webcams left and right.